Mystery Solved

I remember walking down the street in recent years and catching a distinctive yet inexplicable whiff of something like donuts or maple syrup. In the era post 9/11, mysterious smells in New York can be a cause for alarm, and plenty of people called in to report this one. After the city did its own testing and assured the public that the air was safe, people started joking about the odors drifting across the Hudson from New Jersey. Turns out they were right!